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Akim wants to contest in KT by-election

KUALA KRAI, 2 Dec 2008: Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia (Akim), a PAS splinter party, intends to contest in the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election.

Its president, Hanafi Mamat said the party was confident getting the support of the Malays, especially the Muslim missionaries, in Kuala Terengganu.    

He told Bernama today that Akim was not disheartened by its defeat in the Permatang Pauh parliamentary by-election in August where he lost to Parti Keadilan Rakyat advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who also beat another candidate, Datuk Arif Shah Omar Shah of Barisan Nasional.

The Kuala Terengganu seat fell vacant following the death of its MP, Datuk Razali Ismail, 59, while playing badminton in Genting Highlands on 28 Nov.

The Election Commission has yet to set a date for the by-election.

Hanafi said Akim would probably be fielding a local in the by-election.

Akim, which was formed in 1995, claims to have about 10,000 members nationwide. — Bernama


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